“Your soul is a beautiful thing, child,” replied the man’s voice, “and I thank you. No emperor ever received so fair a gift. The angels wept tonight.” – Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera
I think this quote is so beautiful 😫
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"It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another."
-Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
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A book full of pirates and adventure is what filled my day after I worked an hour of overtime this morning. (Seriously. Why did I do that to myself? There wasn't enough coffee to get me through today. 😅)
Anyway, this book was everything I had hoped it would be. I mean, who doesn't love a book full of pirates trying to take on a treasure hunt and prevent mutiny from taking place on board their ship?
I don't have much of a review for this book, to be honest. I promise I paid attention to it, but somehow I've already forgotten most of what happened. Maybe this means next Saturday, when I work another hour of overtime first thing in the morning, I'll just listen to music all day or work through some more Marvel movies instead of listening to a book. 😅🤷🏼♀️
ATY: A book that takes place on an island
Less studying and more reading. I am often stressed.
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End of semester mood.
**screaming because 4 weeks is too long a time to wait for the binge-reading classic lit vibes that are coming my way after commencement**
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Just want to be loved. But I have trust issues. Because of all the pain I’ve got through. The relationships. But is there literally no one who would love to read books, visit museums, have movie nights and to travel to historical places? Because sometimes I just wait for that one ask from someone who would love to have this with me. Just reading books, just watching movies, to talk about history all the time. To give each other kindness, to care, to compliment and such.
I just wait for that one ask from someone, one day.
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The primroses were over.
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Jane Eyre cover art appreciation
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Now Prince Philip died it means I’ve got to see a spoiler of The Crown while I’ve not even finished the season.
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Charles Dickens Sketch for my Author Portraits series
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After all, man may be fond of not only well-being. Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering? Perhaps suffering is just as much in his interest as well-being?
- Fydor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855
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Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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I still have about 2 hours left in the audio version of this book, but I’m going to write the review for it now because I have nothing else to do at this point.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is one of the rather large, long books that are on this year’s TBR pile for me. It’s also been on my TBR pile since it was picked for the musical my junior year of college.
Quite frankly, I didn't realize how much French history was included in the book (even though one of my local librarians warned me of this). Most if not all of the history was cut out of the musical version of the story, and what was cut out I can tell wasn't as important in getting the major points of the story across to the audience.
Other than that, the story is much as I remember it. I haven't watched Les Mis since the last performance at college (way back in 2014), but I was able to pick out where the few songs I remember from it fall into place.
I know I won't be able to sum up the story itself in a way that will do it justice. The love story that plays out between Cosette and Marius is one of my favorites to watch as it progresses, though it would have been better without all the history thrown in between. (Seriously. Someone tell me how all that history plays into this story, because I really can't make heads or tails of it.) I applaud anyone who's read this book before and anyone who even attempts to get through it. I had to listen to it in order to keep my attention on it and to get through the whole thing in a decent amount of time and still keep up with all of my other reading.
As a reward for finally finishing this book, I think I'm going to listen to the soundtrack to the musical tomorrow while working.
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Can you guys recommend me some classics?? I have never read one^_^
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the dude who wrote this introduction wasn’t losing any time.
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May I just ask - what the heck is the ending to Of Mice and Men?? It was so sad... That being said, you should read it!
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Are audiobooks worth it?
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